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Recognized among the nation’s premier research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for over 7,000 students.

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interdisciplinary programs spanning multiple colleges


average starting salary of 2017 graduates


student-to-faculty ratio


university in the world recognized as an NGO by the United Nations with 56 United Nations-related programs every year


of our students completed one or more internships or an experiential learning opportunity


undergraduate students took part in research in 2016-17


undergraduate degree programs and majors


average class size


undergraduate students


acres on three contiguous campuses


graduate students


themed residential communities


NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports for men and women


clubs, including 43 intramural and club sports and 25 fraternities and sororities


of Lehigh students participate in an extracurricular activity


hours of community service performed by the Lehigh community


Study abroad programs in 74 countries


of students have an international experience and nearly half of those included applied work like internships or research


countries represented within our campus community


fully funded Iacocca International Internships in about 30 countries every year


interviews with employers on campus


full-time positions and internships posted on Lehigh's Center for Career & Professional Development job board


graduates in the Lehigh alumni network


of the class of 2017 are employed or attending graduate school within 6 months of graduation

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Professor Steven McIntosh receives NSF grant to find sustainable method of producing ammonia.

Lehigh signs MOU with Innova

Lehigh Announces Partnership With Innova Schools of Peru

College of Education faculty will help train teachers for education network in Peru.

Researchers design a compound that triggers an immunological response to Gram-negative bacteria

Immunotherapy for Deadly Bacteria Shows Early Promise

Researchers design a compound that triggers an immunological response to Gram-negative bacteria.

Inspired Research

A Story of Power, Influence & Madness

María Bárbara Zepeda Cortés digs into the life of José de Gálvez, a little-studied reformer of the Spanish Empire who played a critical role in California's history.

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Leaders with Purpose

From the classroom to the community, here on campus and around the world, Lehigh students, faculty and alumni are working to enact positive change.

  • Everyday Leaders

    A Voice for the Disenfranchised

    Kalyani Singh ‘18 combines her passion for theatre and political science to affect social change. A Theodore U. Horger ’61 Visual and Performing Arts Scholar, Singh has worked with disadvantaged urban teenagers in Newark, N.J. through Jersey Cares and on criminal justice advocacy campaigns in Harlem through JustLeadershipUSA. “I want to affect people’s lives and reduce inequality,” she says. “I want to help people who are marginalized to have a voice.”

    Kalyani Singh
  • Everyday Leaders

    Giving Voice to the People

    An actress, director and professor of theatre, Kashi Johnson ’94 is also the creator of the iconic hip hop-inspired “Act Like You Know.” Recently celebrating its ten-year anniversary, the credit-bearing theatre course has built a safe and trusting environment where students express political consciousness and raise cultural awareness. She says, “Once students discover the power of their words, dance moves and rhymes, and experience what it means to speak truth to power—they’re hooked.”

    Kashi Johnson
  • Everyday Leaders

    Increasing Access to Art

    Ricardo Viera has served as Director and Chief Curator of the Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG) for more than four decades. Since his arrival in 1974, LUAG's collection has increased from 2,500 pieces to more than 14,000. Viera has brought to campus a wide variety of art that explores the vibrancy of our world—and, in turn, has earned national recognition for the University. A champion of building community through art, he also has connected the University with South Bethlehem in creative and meaningful ways.

    Ricardo Viera

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